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2017 Schedule
85-77, 2nd in AL Cent
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14h

Reports: All-Star Kintzler agrees with Nationals

Brandon Kintzler, an All-Star selection with the Twins before he was traded to the Nationals last season, has agreed to a two-year deal with Washington, according to reports.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Twins skipper Paul Molitor talks about Michael Pineda, who inked a two-year deal with Minnesota. The former Yankees hurler underwent Tommy John surgery in July.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Brandon Kintzler, who saved 29 games for the Twins this year before going to Washington at the trade deadline and pitching in a setup role, is attracting a crowd on the free agent market. The Cubs, Twins, Diamondbacks, Nationals and Rangers are among the teams with interest. If the Cubs sign Kintzler on top of the Brandon Morrow deal, it will mean they've officially moved on from Wade Davis.

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Morris, Trammell make Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Modern Baseball Era Committee after previously falling short of induction to Cooperstown.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The debate over Jack Morris was one of the most contentious in Hall of Fame history, and while the writers ultimately rejected Morris, he's now going to Cooperstown -- and he'll be joined by Alan Trammell, his longtime Tigers teammate. Morris and Trammell were elected by the 16-person Modern Era Ballot committee. Trammell should have been elected long ago, a player who ranked eighth all time among shortstops in WAR. Morris doesn't have much of an analytic case with a 3.90 career ERA, but he does have Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. This time, that was enough to get him the support he needed.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Mariners traded catcher David Banuelos to the Twins for $1 million in international slot money -- just in case a little additional cash will help them to convince Shohei Ohtani to head to the Pacific Northwest. Of the seven finalists, the Rangers have the most bonus money to offer at $3.535 million while the Mariners can now offer $2.57 million. That probably won't be a deciding factor for Ohtani, but it certainly can't hurt. Banuelos was the team's fifth-round pick in 2017 out of Long Beach State and hit .236/.331/.394 at Class A Everett. He's regarded as a strong defensive catcher.

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8d

Mariners, Angels add cash for pursuit of Ohtani

In separate deals, the Mariners and Angels each sent a prospect to the Twins in return for $1 million in international bonus allocations. The two teams are among seven teams still being considered by Japanese star Shohei Ohtani.

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8d

Indians, Twins to extend netting at ballparks

The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are the latest Major League Baseball teams to announce plans to expand safety netting at their ballparks for the 2018 season.

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10dDavid Schoenfield

Where will Yu Darvish end up?

The big righty might have struggled in the World Series, but he's still going to get paid this offseason as one of baseball's top free-agent pitchers.

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13dJerry Crasnick

Ohtani bids can begin as posting deal approved

MLB teams can begin bidding for star Shohei Ohtani after owners unanimously approved a deal for a new posting agreement with Nippon Professional Baseball.

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BBTN: Waiting On Ohtani, Stanton Movement

Before a chat with World Series MVP George Springer (28:45), Buster Olney and Keith Law discuss where and when Giancarlo Stanton & Shohei Ohtani could land and more (4:10). Plus, "Inside Heat" on the Cardinals with Derrick Goold (41:58).

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22dBradford Doolittle

Hot stove stock watch: Twins

Rather than regression eating into the Twins' 2016-to-2017 leap, their win projection gets a boost, making them a solid prime contender.

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23dTravis Sawchik, Special to ESPN.com

One key move for the Twins this offseason

The surprising Twins ranked just 22nd in WAR (7.7) for starting pitchers. An affordable free-agent pitcher with high upside looks like a perfect fit.

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Twins add three players to 40-man roster

The Minnesota Twins added RHP Zack Littell and LHPs Stephen Gonsalves and Lewis Thorpe to the team's 40-man roster on Monday. Littell finished the 2017 season with Double-A Chattanooga, Gonsalves with Triple-A Rochester and Thorpe with high-A Fort Myers.

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24dAssociated Press

Santana among 19 Hall of Fame ballot newcomers

Johan Santana is among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the Hall of Fame. Ballots are due Dec. 31, and results will be announced Jan. 24.

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30dDavid Schoenfield

Will Jose Berrios be baseball's next superace?

Berrios' stuff is absolutely electric at times, especially that wiffle ball-like curveball that batters hit .220/.254/.306 against. He needs to work on his changeup, however.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Minnesota's Paul Molitor wins the 2017 AL Manager of the Year as the skipper of another rebounding team that clawed back to a wild card gets honored.

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30d

Lovullo, Molitor named managers of the year

The Diamondbacks' Torey Lovullo has been named the National League Manager of the Year after leading Arizona to its first postseason appearance since 2011. Twins counterpart Paul Molitor took home the award in the American League.

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Buxton wins Platinum Glove

Twins CF Byron Buxton was honored as the American League's top fielder at Friday's Gold Glove ceremony in New York. Buxton is the first Twins player to win a Platinum Glove, an award established in 2011. He also received 2017 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year honors on Friday. Buxton led all center fielders with 24 defensive runs saved last season.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8157th
Batting Average.2609th
On Base Percentage.3347th
Slugging Percentage.43412th
Earned Run Average4.5919th
Quality Starts62Tied-24th
WHIP1.3717th
BAA.26626th